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Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
,000 americans enrolled on the obamacare site in the first 24 hours after it was repaired. that is more than signed up in the entire month of october when flopped in its debut. major garrett is following this. >> reporter: dawn erin of austin, texas, is one of the americans who signed up for health care this week. it's the first health insurance the self-employed musician and massage therapist has had in 20 years. >> this is obviously a massive undertaking and it's just started so it's a beautiful idea in theory. we'll see as the year progresses if it works out in practice. but i have my fingers crossed. i'm hopeful about it. >> reporter: erin tried to enroll in october but web site problems bogged her down. this time, an enroll. counselor helped heifer settle on a plan with a $89 premium. she qualifies for a subsidy of $162 a month. >> i was surprised at the prices, actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is 43 and has had some recent health issues. for obamacare to succeed, millions of young healthy american
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of when the system is overloaded, it puts applicants in a queue and promises an e-mail when it's their turn. but despite promise it is web site could handle 50,000 users at the same time, the queuing system was turned on today at approximately 35,000 users. officials said they had to maximize the smooth user experience of those who applied first. there are also potential problems for the thousands who have signed up for new plans. officials are just now building the system for how insurance companies will be paid and the companies say their enrollments are slow because of bad information coming from the government. robert zirkelbach is with america's health insurance plans, the main lobbying group for
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
of users. republicans still want to rollback obamacare but to that mr. obama said this:. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> pelley: the white house told us today that 650,000 americans visited the web site today alone. the administration says there were one million visits yesterday. manuel bojorquez tells us many of the people visiting the site are having a much more positive experience than earlier users did. >> come on, guys. >> reporter: moksha efsea, a pet sitter in fort worth, texas, said he had no problem enrolling in, a big difference from two months ago. >> i'm a dog walker, it's a difference between a cooperative thing and a friendly dog wagging their tail and one trying to bite me. >> reporter: because he has panic attacks, he says private insurance would have cost him $800 a month. with a tax credit, his new plan will cost $112. looks like it's going to work out for everyone. the savings are unimaginable. >> reporter: i
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